Devil's Knob-Devil's Backbone Natural Area

Devil's Knob-Devil's Backbone Natural Area

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Devil's Knob-Devil's Backbone Natural Area Info

 County: Izard
 Division: Ozark Mountains
 Acres: 822
 Year Added: 1976


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Located about 10 miles southwest of Melbourne in the Ozark Mountains, Devil’s Knob-Devil's Backbone Natural Area includes limestone, dolomite, and sandstone glades, woodlands, and bluffs. Local topography includes an uplifted ridge with two knolls joined by a saddle known as Devil’s Backbone. Glades and bluffs on the natural area support several rare plant species and the bluffs are home to a number of very old Ashe's juniper trees, the largest measuring 30 inches or more in diameter.


Travel north on State Highway 9 from Mountain View approximately 15 miles. Turn left on Mt. Olive Access Road and travel 1.3 miles to the natural area sign and small clearing on either side of the road for parking. (Directions via Google)


Specific types of hunting are allowed on this natural area. For details, see the Devil's Knob Natural Area WMA listing in the current Arkansas Hunting Guidebook. Take all necessary safety precautions when visiting this area.

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